POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday
President Obama continues a two day campaign swing through the battleground state of Colorado Thursday. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
August 9th, 2012
08:11 AM ET

POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

MDT

10:45AM        THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Colorado State Fairgrounds / Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

12:50PM         THE PRESIDENT departs Pueblo, Colorado en route Colorado Springs, Colorado/ PuebloMemorialAirport / Open Press

1:20PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Colorado Springs, Colorado/ Peterson Air Force Base/ Open Press

2:25PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ ColoradoCollege / Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:25PM          THE PRESIDENT departs Colorado Springs, Colorado en route Joint Base Andrews/ Peterson Air Force Base/ Open Press

EDT

9:30PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews / Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

9:45PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House / South Lawn/ Open Press

BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle on Air Force One


soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. John

    Just continue campaign, at least you are not proposing more bad policy... You have done enough damage to this country. We have never had a poorer, non-presidential president. The last straw for me was you screwing up immigration policy more than it already was.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:45 am |
    • afrommi

      PBO should keep on reminding the people of the US that if the economy does not please them they should tell the congress. Our government is a two parter in policy design and implementation and PBO will sign the bills that will create jobs.

      He should tell them that for OVER 10 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN under the last administration economic policies of giving subsidiess and tax cuts. To ask themselves if they are better off. If they are then congratulations you are part of the top 20% controlling 93% of all the wealth of the country. But if they are not better off and if they have seen their salaries stagnant for over10 years then they are part of the 80% of the population who shares only 7% of the wealth.

      The past GOP administration's policies, with their trickle down economics have seen that progress does not trickle downwards to the majority of our citizens but pour up to the top 10% to 20% where it stays there to increase their possibility of survival, to keep on influencing policies that keeps the status quo, and to keep building for THEIR CHILDREN'S FUTURE, ON THE BACKS OF THE CHILDREN OF THE BOTTOM 80%. Ryan Plan assures them of that.

      August 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
    • David

      Romney will be another W...it is time for the country to rally around the POTUS that led us out of the recession, killed Osama, has tried to provide health care for all and cares about the middle class. Reelect this great man and give him a REAL Democratic Congress.

      August 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  2. SafeJourney3

    President Obama has the majority of the American womens vote and the majority of the American Latino vote.
    Like romney said, I cant win without the Latino vote

    August 9, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • John

      4 more years of this guy will kill this country.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • afrommi

        Dear John: Care to elaborate? How does giving help to small businesses that hire Americans will hurts the country? How covering the majority of Americans with affordable health care hurts the country? How would the repairing of our infrastructure hurt the country? How did the capturing and doing away with the threat of BinLadin hurt the country? How the liberating of the American hostages by pirates hurt the country? How does the stopping the war in Iraq hurt the country? How NOT SUBSIDIZING companies to move over seas with our tax dollars hurt the country? We have seen the "good" the previous administration IS STILL DOING to our country. The GOP president gave tax dollars away to companies as a help to move them overseas. If they wanted to "invest" over seas by moving, why didn't those companies invest THEIR OWN MONEY? Why was their move PAID FOR BY THE TAX PAYERS?

        Now how does the following of Mathew 25: 31-46 hurt this country? With our votes and benevolence we not only doing a great service to the country but it will return to us with good will.

        How is it that to keep on applying the law of welfare and work in a more effective way will hurt the country? How is it that not allowing gas companies to keep on poisoning our water ways for profit will hurt the country? I can tell you how the EXEMPTION TO THE CLEAN WATER ACT that Little Bush gave to energy companies ARE hurting this country's water resources. And I can tell you how the subsidizing the private sector with our tax dollars without expecting them to do anything for the people of this country IS HURTING THIS COUNTRY. And I can tell you what having a saboteur, obstructing GOP congress is doing to this country. How they are causing failure instead of doing their jobs.

        August 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  3. bb

    Just once I would like to see this A-HO get up and go to work. Maybe create some jobs or just quit waisting the tax payers money.. Worse mistake ever made in the history of the U.S. was voting Oblunder in office, he is even more terrible as carter, at least carter had a heart. Evil has no heart

    August 9, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      He's never worked a day in his life so why would he start now? Jimmy will probably thank him at the convention, Jimmy will be the "next to the worst" guy now.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  4. Jay in NC

    Does this guy ever work for us? Here's an idea Obama, create jobs then you would not have take money from special interest.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • John

      Let him keep doing what he is doing. Lib dems like him can't put any policy in place without more taxes and spending. As long as he continues to campaign as a full time job maybe we can avoid more tax and spend from this administration.
      This administration already raised taxes by BILLIONS with Obamacare. Enough is enough.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • David

      He has 'created' 4 million jobs since taking over in the last 3 years–though I don't think any POTUS creates jobs. The House meanwhile has passed ZERO jobs bills. Next question?

      August 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • David

      John, taxes are lower now than in any time in the last 70 yrs including under Reagan. Not having health care is clearly a higher tax on individuals, not businesses. Do you have another inaccurate statement to share?

      August 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  5. Kool-Aid Police

    He spews enough hot air to power a city.

    August 9, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Cynthia L

      I remember that was what POPPED your balloon last time. SSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssssssss there it goes again – the sounds of your escaping stale air. I'm all out of balloons, so don't look for any more from me.
      P. S. How's that rocket fuel project you're working on??

      August 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
      • bb

        Its amazing u miss it always. U must keep up #1Oblunder is an idiot=fact, #2 Oblunder is inept=fact, Oblunder performance stinks=fact u cant dispute the facts!!!!!!!!!!!

        August 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        @BBs for brains AND THAT AIN"T A COMPLIEMENT.

        FOX NEWS POLL headline today: OBAMA'S LEAD GROWS AS ROMNEY SUPPORT SLIPS-

        Suppose you and Howard Larry Moe CurlyJoe WELFARE QUEEN aren't helping??

        August 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
  6. italmn

    I guess the republicans are shocked that President Obama isn't backing down on anything at all. Well, after the last 3 1/2 years of total accusations, name calling, demonizing and dis-respect and lets not forget the obstruction of Jobs, He has every right to fight with everything he can. Their just getting back what they've put out and then some. Sounds like a even playing field now.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  7. Hawkeye-SC

    This fraud has been asleep or playing golf or on vacation during his entire stay in the White House – it is about time he woke up – too bad it is for his selfish interest.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Her comes the WEINERMOBILE delivering your ROADMAP FOR AMERICA. Hey,....ain't that Paul Ryan driving??

      August 12, 2012 at 2:53 am |
  8. judy

    show us your taxes mitt and tell us about your money in the caymens and how did you earn money at bain when you had retired from there.? Oh did you know that they had you on the books as ceo??? Repos have no answers for any of this. Still calling for college transcripts. I guess taxes are not important to them. Forward 2012 Repos can only dish it out big babies when it comes to taking it they whine like stuck pigs, I guess we will be listening to them for another four years because slime boy will not win he is like a used car salesman on steroids.

    August 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Steveo

      show us your college records and tell us about your thesis! Why are they sealed? Dems have no answers for any of this. Still calling for tax records. I guess the economy and jobs are not important to them. Dems can only dish it out big babies when it comes to taking it they whine like stuck pigs, I hope we won't have to be listening to them for another four years because yadda, yadda yadda,...used car salesman or something!

      August 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Oh, Steveo you used the yadda-yadda-yadda line.

        August 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • Steveo

        Cynthia l,

        I love the yadda, yadda line! It comes from one of the best shows on TV!
        btw, you mentioned that your sons were in the military? Thank you for being a military mom! My Mom is one as well! 3 of her sons proudly served! Thank you to your sons as well!

        August 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Thanks, and please tell your mom thanks and thanks to her 3 sons who served. GO AMERICA!
        Did you read about our track runner who completed the race in the Olympics with a broken leg and came in second today?? GO OLYMPIANS!!!

        August 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
      • Steveo

        Cynthia l,

        Thanks, I will! I heard about that guy! Incredible story, a great and gutsy performance! True AMERICAN spirit!

        August 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  9. Kool-Aid Police

    Whenever Obama speaks there's always a whine mixed with arrogance. In his mind everyone before him was wrong, now he's here to finally make it right, yet at they same time he gets mad because everybody won't buy into it. He's very similar to a cult leader.

    August 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  10. RealityBites

    A state that Obama now trails Romney. A good place for an Obama wake up call..

    August 9, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Here's a BITE OF REALITY – Romney's tax plan wass criticized by the non-partisan URBAN-BROOKINGS TAX POLICY CENTER who said that –
      'Romney's tax plan would provide large tax cuts to the VERY WEALTHY while increasing the tax burden on the lower and middle classes, making it tough to recoup lost government revenue"
      MITT RUNNING ON JOBS – DAY 1 cut spending – repeal Obamacare – cut taxes – stand up to China = JOBS??
      Now MITT'S FOCUS seems changed to – war on religion – birth control – welfare – Israel = JOBS??

      P.S. The MARS ROVER project employed 7,000 people over a six-year program that was a joint effort by the U.S. Gov't , University research AND Private Enterprises. THAT was just the beginning for those that will be collecting data for the next two years from the information Curiosity sends home. Which will lead to MORE JOBS to analyze, design and create the next step for a manned mission. (Mitt wasn't there and America IS ALREADY FAMOUS without him)

      August 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  11. NAM VET

    MOST OF US ARE DEAD BY NOW I GUESS OR JUST DON'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RESPOND AS A VET,NAM,GULF.
    WWII,KOREA. I KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE AND HAVE A VOICE. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF. NO ONE CAN STILL
    YOUR VOICE. WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE WON THE PAST,OUR VOTE WILL ENSURE THE FUTURE OF ALL OUR
    CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. ITS OK TO HAVE AN OPIONION,THIS ADMINISTRATION CAN NOT BE A THREAT
    THAT WE CANNOT DEFEAT AS WE AND OUR FAMILIES OWN THIS COUNTRY,NOT THE FOES THAT BEAT ON OUR
    LIBERTIES.

    August 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  12. NAM VET

    OH,I FORGOT TO MENTION THE LIBERALS HAVE NEW FULLY AUTO MATIC PAINT WEAPONS. NO WORRY IT WASHES
    OFF AS DO THEIR SORRY WORDS. JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR FOREFATHERS NEW THAT WE WOULD BE
    CHALLENGED FROM TIME TO TIME. THEY ALSO HAD CONFIDENCE IN OUR BELIEFS OF A FREE NATION.

    August 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Fully Automatic Paint Guns? You weren't just passing by your liberal neighbor's house while he was spraying-painting the eaves on the garage?
      Dude, calm down, jump in the pool, go to the beach, read a good book, take a hike, go to a movie, eat some popcorn.

      August 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  13. NAM VET

    YOUR VOTE COUNTS FOR ALL FREEDOM LOVING FOLKS. VOTE,YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ABSENTEE VOTING IF YOU
    FEEL YOU CAN NOT WAIT IN LINE. IT IS YOUR RIGHT,USE IT PLEASE,BUT BE SURE TO VOTE.OUR FREEDOMS ARE
    AT STAKE AND THE FUTURE OF OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS AS WELL. "GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    August 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  14. NAM VET

    GOD IS GOOD AND GOD IS GREAT. HE MADE US ALL TO BE FREE AND ONE AS A COUNTRY OF GOOD AND
    PRODUCTIVE PEOPLES WITH ONE ANOTHER IN A FREE SOCIETY BY AND FOR US ALL.

    August 9, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      A short history on EARLY VOTING OHIO -
      In the electiion of 2004, BEFORE THE DAYS OF EARLY VOTING , the State of Ohio polling precincts wilted under the voter turn-out of that year RESULTING IN a frustrating 10 hr. waiting line to vote. Some people just gave up on their hopes of voting because they couldn't wait that long, as they had children to go home to, or the elderly and disabled couldn't stand in line for any longer, or jobs that required them to return to – Leaving the PUBLIC OUTRAGED by Ohio's incompetent handling of their right to cast a ballot. WELLA!! Then came the idea of early voting and they decided to give 35 days BEFORE ELECTION DAY to cast a mail-in ballot. Several other states adopted early voting as a common sense measure to insure that their citizens had a program that helped shut-ins, the elderly in nursing homes, the medicallly disabled, our overseas Military Families and those whose jobs made it impossible to show up on that one day.

      EIGHT YEARS LATER and plenty of time to fix any problems in the system of early voiting AND, IN AN ELECTION YEAR IF YOU CAN BELIEVE AND now 90 Days BEFORE OHIOANS CAST THEIR BALLOTS, Republican Governor Kasich and his Repulican right(literally)man Secretary of the State of Ohio, John Hestad first announced that there would be no more early voting then quickly amended that decision to the LAST THREE DAYS BEFORE THE NOV. ELECTION citing VOTER FRAUD as a reason. (Funny, Ohio has maybe five individual cases in the last 100 yrs. and they use that LAME EXCUSE???)
      BUT, the ONLY ONES that can take advantage of the THE THREE DAY early voting ARE ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY.
      Which sort of leaves their families who are living on overseas bases no way to cast a vote unless they FLY HOME TO OHIO! Not only that, what about our wounded or elderly vets who can't wait in line on voting day?? Because, they wouldn't be considered ACTIVE DUTY PERSONEL, either. And, what about the rest of the citizens of Ohio ARE they NOT EQUALLY CITIZENS??
      That is why the White House brought suit against Ohio. It was to allow ALL VOTERS, even if they were not Active Military, to be able to vote, and Constitutionally, I believe he has the law on his side BUT will that change in time to go to court before Election Day. However, and this is the sad part, the polictical spin machines in Ohio ramped-up their opposition to the Presidents objections AND literally told Veterans Groups that Obama was trying to keep the Military from early voting. And, the Veteran groups fell for it HOOK, LINE AND SINKER.
      I have sons in the military. One son, has a wife who has lived overseas with him while serving in another country. My friends, other relatives and people I know- THAT YOU KNOW, are EX MILITARY who fought, and died, and others making it home after giving part of their lives TO ENSURE VOTING RIGHTS FOR ALL OF US!! TO ENSURE WE ARE EQUAL IN OUR FREEDOMS joining our ACTIVE MILITARY IN PROTECTING THOSE RIGHTS!
      I say, to GOV. KASICH and his HENCHMAN to GO TO HELL!!

      August 10, 2012 at 9:45 am |
  15. Frank Marshall Davis

    Did you hear him today? He said he wanted to bail out ALL companies. He won't be happy until he nationalizes everything, and we all know that's his real plan.

    August 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      -–Yawn--

      August 10, 2012 at 1:18 am |
  16. ejktexas

    FYI to CNN, Governor Gary Johnson will also be in Colorado this weekend, but riding the 100 miler mountain bike race in Leadville. Why is this important? Johnson is polling near 7% in Colorado and the breakdown shows he takes more votes from Obama than Romney in Colorado.

    August 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Hope the tailings dam don't bust and flood the road.

      August 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Wow,....did you see that?? Paul Ryan IS DRIVING THE WIENERMOBILE!! Is that, Mitt's dog on the roof?

        August 12, 2012 at 2:59 am |
  17. Your Panties in Texas

    Most of you people are Not Very Nice.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • Cynthia L

      Nice blog name. What was that you were saying? HA!

      August 10, 2012 at 1:17 am |
  18. Al

    More tax payer funded campaigning. What a waste of my hard earned tax dollars.

    August 10, 2012 at 8:22 am |